Undergraduate students’ views of and difficulties in online exams during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Gürbüz Ocak Gülçin Karakus


The coronavirus pandemic, which affected every aspect of life around the world, has led to radical changes in teaching and learning methods. It is no longer healthy for students being together for a long time in classroom. For this reason, online education applications have started to be implemented rapidly around the world. Not only the education process but also the assessment processes have been moved online. Online exams are in many ways differ from face to face exams. In this context, the aim of this study was to examine undergraduate students’ views about online exams. A semi-structured interview form was used as data collection tool. The study group of this research were 55 undergraduate students selected by convenience sampling method and data were analysed using content analysis. Results of the study revealed that students mostly had technical problems such as internet connection and sudden log out. Moreover, they also encountered different problems such as difficulty in being motivated to online exams, lack of time or insufficient feedback.

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